Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionLa Vida Más Indian hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) is a high-performance selection from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs that will redefine your expectations for this popular hot climate evergreen. Instead of blooming briefly spring, it blooms continuously, extending its display of pink flowers to months instead of just weeks. It also has a super-useful low-growing habit that makes it easy to incorporate into your landscape or garden. In addition to these unique traits, its blue-green foliage has excellent disease resistance, so no worries about the unsightly spots that plague conventional selections. If you are a warm climate gardener looking for a fabulous flowering evergreen, you’ve found it in La Vida Más.
DetailsBotanical name:Rhaphiolepisindica'SMNRICS' Patent #: PP #34,144 Common name: Indian hawthorn Zone: 8-10 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) Height x width: 4-6' tall x 4-6' wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Spring, then summer-fall Features: Winter interest, space savers, rarer & unusual, proven winners, evergreen, drought tolerant Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, low hedge. How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil. Tolerates some drought once established. Light: Full to part sun Water: Evenly moist, average. Do not overwater. Spacing: 4-6′ Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize monthly from early spring through late-July with a rose fertilizer. Winterizing: A 2-3” layer of shredded bark mulch is a good idea. Maintenance & Pruning: Little needed, but may be pruned to shape if desired. Blooms on old wood, so prune after bloom. Though this particular variety resists leaf spot diseases, it’s best to avoid frequently wetting the foliage, as well as to provide good air circulation so foliage dries off quickly..
I'm very happy with this plant so far. I ordered three and one of them is already blooming. The bloom is a lot smaller than expected, but I'm happy with my purchase nevertheless. I will be buying more in the near future.